Solo Travel Through France

By laura / February 8, 2022 / Comments Off on Solo Travel Through France

My solo travel adventures through France begin today. Chateau Orquevaux is the final destination for today, but a lot will happen between then and now. It’s important for me to begin this travel journal with a grateful heart.  This solo travel experience wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for the support of my incredible family,…

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Leica M6 35mm Film Camera

By laura / December 22, 2021 / Comments Off on Leica M6 35mm Film Camera

German engineering attracted me to Leica and convinced me to buy a Leica M6. My Leica M6 never disappoints.  This 35mm rangefinder film camera helps me get back to the basics of why I fell in love with photography in the first place. My goal as an artist is to teach you how to see.…

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Fine Art Photography Degree Is Not A Waste

By laura / December 15, 2021 /

Negative comments about my useless fine art photography degree are nonstop. “Why would you be interested in learning about film photography when it’s on the brink of extinction?” they ask.  This is a question I hear and contemplate nearly every day. Twenty years later, I’m still photographing film. I love it as much as I…

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Lake Geneva Wisconsin Getaway

By laura / December 30, 2020 / Comments Off on Lake Geneva Wisconsin Getaway

I was a wanderer long before there was a hashtag for it.  Today, I wander around Lake Geneva. I get away once a year for an annual birthday celebration with close family.  This year we celebrated my 40th birthday in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.   The weekend was filled with relaxation and many laughs. It felt…

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Art Commissions By Studio L Artist

By laura / October 13, 2020 / Comments Off on Art Commissions By Studio L Artist

We’re happy to announce that Studio L is now booking art commissions. My vision for Studio L escalated because I started seeing my artwork occupying beautiful spaces.  Studio L provides fine art photography and oil paintings to those looking for a fresh look in their home and office.  Clients can customize individual art to freshen the…

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Rebranding Studio L Leads To Purpose

By laura / April 3, 2019 / Comments Off on Rebranding Studio L Leads To Purpose

Thank you for your patience as I begin the process of rebranding Studio L. I can’t believe it’s been six months since my last blog post.  Where does the time go? Time off from blogging gave me insight into the direction I want go.  I don’t have all the answers, but I continue to move…

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Chicago Film Photography

By laura / September 7, 2018 / Comments Off on Chicago Film Photography

I love to shop in Chicago, but I love wandering more. I wander the city with no real agenda.  The end result, this Chicago film photography created with my Leica M6.  More of this story coming soon…   I invite you along on this journey of 100 Blog Posts in 100 Days There will be…

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Ritz Carlton Chicago Photography

By laura / August 21, 2018 / Comments Off on Ritz Carlton Chicago Photography

Don’t overlook the details at The Ritz Carlton Chicago. I quietly walk through the lobby and inspiration hits.  I’m drawn to the luxurious details and notice the differences from my last visit.  My attention is drawn to the details, more to come… I invite you along on this journey of 100 Blog Posts in 100…

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Chicago Starbucks Plugged In

By laura / July 28, 2018 /

Opportunity arises to get some work done at this Chicago Starbucks. Whether I work from my hotel room at The Ritz-Carlton or a local coffee shop, it feels refreshing to be in the windy city.  Everywhere I look, people are plugged in at this Rush Street Starbucks. They stare at their phones with headphones on.…

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Michigan Avenue Chicago Man Named Rocky

By laura / July 3, 2018 / Comments Off on Michigan Avenue Chicago Man Named Rocky

Michigan Avenue Chicago Man Named Rocky This is Rocky’s story: His sign reads, “Hi, I’m Rocky.  Me and my friend lost everything in a fire.  Anything helps us get on our paws & feet again.  God bless & thank you.” Rocky’s landlords weren’t appropriately fixing the problems in his home.  This resulted in a fire.…

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